West Ham boss David Moyes confirms Said Benrahma has NOT failed his medical despite concerns being raised and insists the club are still hopeful of completing £25m deal for Brentford winger ahead of 5pm domestic transfer deadline
- Said Benrahma was expected to complete a £25m deal to join West Ham
- The Brentford winger is said to have failed his medical on Friday morning
- West Ham boss David Moyes denied the reports and said the he could still sign
- The club are still hoping to resolve the transfer before the 5pm deadline
West Ham boss David Moyes has denied reports Said Benrahma has failed his medical after the move hit yet another hitch on Friday.
Sportsmail understands concerns were flagged up following Benrahma’s blood tests following checks and talks remain ongoing to see if the terms of the deal can be revived and restructured.
The latest development in the Brentford attacker’s proposed move left the deal in the balance, but Moyes insists the club are still hopeful of completing the deal before Friday’s 5pm domestic transfer deadline.
Said Benrahma has not failed his West Ham medical despite concerns raised during his checks
‘That’s not correct,’ he told a press conference. ‘He has not failed his medical and we are still hopeful something will happen later today if possible but I can’t guarantee that.
‘Part of it [his medical] is still ongoing. It’s one of those things. We don’t want to talk about people’s medicals. That has to be private. It has to be for anybody. We have still got hope that it can get done today.’
West Ham and Brentford had a deal worth an initial £25m with a further £5m in add ons. Meanwhile, Benrahma had agreed a five-year deal.
David Moyes confirmed he is still hopeful a deal for the Brentford winger can be done on Friday
Benrahma impressed in the Championship last season scoring 17 goals with ten assists
But the clubs are now locked in talks to renegotiate the terms of the deal with both West Ham and Benrahma optimistic he will move to the London Stadium by the 5pm deadline.
The prospect of Benrahma now moving on an initial loan has not been ruled out if a compromise on a permanent deal cannot be agreed.
The two clubs have already overcome one major hurdle which left the deal in doubt.
After West Ham agreed a fee it emerged that Benrahma then had a problem with Brentford relating to bonus payments, which had to be resolved before he finalised his contract with West Ham.